Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Someone talk me out of it...

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Someone talk me out of it...

Old 04-21-09, 10:10 AM
  #1  
stole your bike
Thread Starter
 
roadiejorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: North Bergen, NJ
Posts: 6,907

Bikes: Orbea Orca, Ridley Compact

Liked 27 Times in 18 Posts
Someone talk me out of it...

So I bought a new bike last year and love it, but I think it's that time of year where the "new gizmo" itch kicks in and I saw a nice 08 Scott CR1 Pro that has caught my eye. I test rode it last year and liked the more aggressive geometry compared to my Orbea but went with the Orbea because it was a good mix of both. I don't need it obviously but it would be nice, except for incurring the wrath of my wife....oh what to do?
__________________
I like pie
roadiejorge is offline  
Old 04-21-09, 10:17 AM
  #2  
Member
 
bonggoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 48
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What does need got to do with buying a new bike?

Btw what size is your Onix?
bonggoy is offline  
Old 04-21-09, 10:17 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,225
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Look for a bike that does more for you than "it would be nice." I can't imagine incurring the wrath of the wife unless the bike just screams "You can't live without me!" at you.

Edit: For instance, a bike where you get to build it up from the frame would be worth the cost to me, but buying another bike just because seems like a recipe for having a pile of bikes in the garage that I don't ride much anyway.
RazorWind is offline  
Old 04-21-09, 10:18 AM
  #4  
Señor Member
 
kimconyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 3,744

Bikes: 2018 Lynskey R380 Ti | 2011 Hampsten Travelissimo Gran Paradiso Ti | 2001 De Rosa Neo Primato - Batik Del Monte, Genius | 1991 Eddy Merckx - Motorola, TSX

Likes: 0
Liked 14 Times in 7 Posts
Just say "no".

If you are going to get another CF bike, get something that blows away the Orbea (Prince, 'Nago EPS in tacky color of choice, Addict, Parlee, etc.).

If you really want another ride, I vote custom/vintage steel or Ti.

What wheels do you run on a daily basis? The 5 minutes I save on my 80 mile rides plus the bling factor justify my new wheels...
kimconyc is offline  
Old 04-21-09, 10:20 AM
  #5  
Over the hill
 
urbanknight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 24,418

Bikes: Giant Defy, Giant Revolt

Liked 1,259 Times in 714 Posts
Think about the total cost of the bike. Sticker price plus half of everything you own.
__________________
It's like riding a bicycle
urbanknight is offline  
Old 04-21-09, 10:30 AM
  #6  
stole your bike
Thread Starter
 
roadiejorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: North Bergen, NJ
Posts: 6,907

Bikes: Orbea Orca, Ridley Compact

Liked 27 Times in 18 Posts
Originally Posted by bonggoy
What does need got to do with buying a new bike?

Btw what size is your Onix?

It's a 54cm


Originally Posted by RazorWind
Look for a bike that does more for you than "it would be nice." I can't imagine incurring the wrath of the wife unless the bike just screams "You can't live without me!" at you.

Edit: For instance, a bike where you get to build it up from the frame would be worth the cost to me, but buying another bike just because seems like a recipe for having a pile of bikes in the garage that I don't ride much anyway.
I've been tossing around the idea of getting a good frame and building it up slowly since I already have a bike, and what I've been meaning to do is sell the Bianchi and getting a good second bike that I would rotate so there would be no bike just sitting around.


Originally Posted by kimconyc
Just say "no".

If you are going to get another CF bike, get something that blows away the Orbea (Prince, 'Nago EPS in tacky color of choice, Addict, Parlee, etc.).

If you really want another ride, I vote custom/vintage steel or Ti.

What wheels do you run on a daily basis? The 5 minutes I save on my 80 mile rides plus the bling factor justify my new wheels...
I'm trying to keep the price point down because any major purchase would be a tough sell, and it's hard to argue the "well what's wrong with the one you have?" counter. I've been looking through e-bay for Ti frames and is the one option I find really interesting because I can spread the price point over time rather than on big expenditure.

I'm running Williams 19s and they've been really good. What's nice about the Scott is that it comes with Ksyriums rather than the usual Shimano RS10 that came on my Orbea so no wheel or component upgrades (full Ultegra).
__________________
I like pie
roadiejorge is offline  
Old 04-21-09, 10:42 AM
  #7  
Señor Member
 
kimconyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 3,744

Bikes: 2018 Lynskey R380 Ti | 2011 Hampsten Travelissimo Gran Paradiso Ti | 2001 De Rosa Neo Primato - Batik Del Monte, Genius | 1991 Eddy Merckx - Motorola, TSX

Likes: 0
Liked 14 Times in 7 Posts
Originally Posted by urbanknight
Think about the total cost of the bike. Sticker price plus half of everything you own.
I endorse the above statement.
kimconyc is offline  
Old 04-21-09, 10:53 AM
  #8  
Lost
 
AngryScientist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: nutley, nj
Posts: 4,600
Liked 113 Times in 45 Posts
what shop in our area carries scott?

i say if spending the cash isnt going to cause you any real hardship go for it. you only live once.
AngryScientist is offline  
Old 04-21-09, 10:58 AM
  #9  
Señor Member
 
kimconyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 3,744

Bikes: 2018 Lynskey R380 Ti | 2011 Hampsten Travelissimo Gran Paradiso Ti | 2001 De Rosa Neo Primato - Batik Del Monte, Genius | 1991 Eddy Merckx - Motorola, TSX

Likes: 0
Liked 14 Times in 7 Posts
Originally Posted by AngryScientist
what shop in our area carries scott?

i say if spending the cash isnt going to cause you any real hardship go for it. you only live once.
The irony; might as well go Di2 and Lightweights then. I'm sure his wife will love it...
kimconyc is offline  
Old 04-21-09, 11:03 AM
  #10  
stole your bike
Thread Starter
 
roadiejorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: North Bergen, NJ
Posts: 6,907

Bikes: Orbea Orca, Ridley Compact

Liked 27 Times in 18 Posts
Originally Posted by AngryScientist
what shop in our area carries scott?

i say if spending the cash isnt going to cause you any real hardship go for it. you only live once.
I work in the city, one of the shops in Midtown has it.

Originally Posted by kimconyc
The irony; might as well go Di2 and Lightweights then. I'm sure his wife will love it...
My wife works in Westwood so we went into Westwood cycles on Saturday where I saw a Giant they have there with Di2 on it so I got to try out the shifting (in the store). $13k for the bike and the sales guy and I were joking about the whole "getting it past the wife" schtick, she laughed but there is no way I was going home with that kind of bike.
__________________
I like pie

Last edited by roadiejorge; 04-21-09 at 11:07 AM.
roadiejorge is offline  
Old 04-21-09, 11:03 AM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 900
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by urbanknight
Think about the total cost of the bike. Sticker price plus half of everything you own.
Dude, that right there was hilarious. ROFLMAO!!!
Snapperhead is offline  
Old 04-21-09, 11:05 AM
  #12  
Has coddling tendencies.
 
KiddSisko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Topanga Canyon
Posts: 8,360

Bikes: 2008 Blue RC8 w/ '09 Rival

Liked 59 Times in 8 Posts
Originally Posted by roadiejorge
I don't need it obviously but it would be nice, except for incurring the wrath of my wife....oh what to do?
So just upgrade stuff. Ceramic bearings are the new thing I hear.
KiddSisko is offline  
Old 04-21-09, 11:24 AM
  #13  
The Slow One
 
Alaska Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 258

Bikes: Hate me.

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by KiddSisko
So just upgrade stuff. Ceramic bearings are the new thing I hear.
I'm thinking of upgrading my seatpost bearings to ceramic. I hear that's good for at least 100 watts over a 25k time trial.

Seriously though, ceramic bearings (bottom bracket and wheel) and a new wheelset certainly are upgrades worth considering. That's a bike I'd consider worth keeping and modifying.

If you get another bike, consider adding capability. A mountain bike, a cyclocross bike, a TT bike... something that adds another element to the quiver.
Alaska Mike is offline  
Old 04-21-09, 12:47 PM
  #14  
stole your bike
Thread Starter
 
roadiejorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: North Bergen, NJ
Posts: 6,907

Bikes: Orbea Orca, Ridley Compact

Liked 27 Times in 18 Posts
Originally Posted by urbanknight
Think about the total cost of the bike. Sticker price plus half of everything you own.

Well she already took my car since she's pretty much the only person who drives it, I only drive on the weekends.
__________________
I like pie
roadiejorge is offline  
Old 04-21-09, 12:52 PM
  #15  
Over the hill
 
urbanknight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 24,418

Bikes: Giant Defy, Giant Revolt

Liked 1,259 Times in 714 Posts
Originally Posted by Snapperhead
Dude, that right there was hilarious. ROFLMAO!!!
To you it is. It's a reality to me.
__________________
It's like riding a bicycle
urbanknight is offline  
Old 04-21-09, 01:32 PM
  #16  
stole your bike
Thread Starter
 
roadiejorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: North Bergen, NJ
Posts: 6,907

Bikes: Orbea Orca, Ridley Compact

Liked 27 Times in 18 Posts
Originally Posted by urbanknight
To you it is. It's a reality to me.
Have you tried just buying a new bike and just showing up at home: "Check it out babe, what do you think? You can hang your clothes on it when I'm not using it".



I have to admit this has been the one annoying factor of married life, I can understand purchases that would affect your ability to save or pay your bills but if it doesn't affect either there shouldn't be a problem. She hasn't given me grief over the things I purchased recently since they've been for repairs or adjusting fit, so she's eased up...lol. She's great but when it comes to splurging yeesh.
__________________
I like pie
roadiejorge is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.